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  • Hugely popular painter Andrew Wyeth dies at 91

    Hugely popular painter Andrew Wyeth dies at 91
    Andrew Wyeth, whose realistic yet often melancholy paintings of rural Pennsylvania and Maine made him one of America's most popular living artists, and whose 1948 landscape "Christina's World" was one of the 20th century's most famous artworks, died...
  • Weekend estate sale of Danish Modern plus midcentury ceramics by artist Sue Christy

     
    Normally the words "estate sale" and "West Covina" are not enough to get me out of bed at 7 a.m. on a weekend. (Nothing against West Covina; it's just a long haul from Echo Park.) This Saturday and Sunday, however, I might set my alarm clock. (Thanks to...
  • Another Cubs city comes alive on the weekends

    It has a skyline possibly suited for a really big metropolis (squint hard). The statehouse--all domed, gilded and filigreed--would do a small European country proud. Lofts, condos and townhouses sprout throughout the downtown like cornstalks after a...
  • The Art Institute of Chicago

    The Art Institute of Chicago
    On this date, five civic leaders incorporated the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, descendant of the Chicago Academy of Design, which had sprung up in 1866 and had mounted several exhibitions before the Chicago Fire claimed it. Thus, in 1882, when the...
  • Hit Iowa's Wine Trail

    Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette In 1993, Roger and Connie Halvorson opened a bed-and-breakfast in Marquette as a retirement hedge. Roger, an amateur winemaker since the 1950s, provided complimentary bottles for guests. It wasn't long before they went...
  • Resourceful traveler

    The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide Countryman Press, $19.95 In this mammoth guide to Civil War sites, author Michael Weeks visited more than 400 places and drove thousands of miles. Weeks' enthusiasm for his subject in this vast undertaking shows on...
  • 'American Gothic's' Grant Wood lived here

    'American Gothic's' Grant Wood lived here
  • Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

    Samuel Adams Brewery Tour
    There's usually something brewing in Boston, but, on Germania Street, there's something brewing all day. That's because American beer maker Samuel Adams, the Boston Beer with the patriotic poster boy, offers tours of their working brewery. Each year, tens...
  • Our Mississippi

    You'd think it would be easy to say where a river begins and ends. Just listen: The Mississippi rises in Minnesota's Lake Itasca and empties 2,350 miles to the south in the Gulf of Mexico. It sounds so authoritative, so final. But--and I've said this many...
  • Chicago's new sparkle

    "The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...